Today it is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Helen McCrory, one of the British actresses, icon of British cinema and television.
An actress with impressive charisma
Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders fans mourn. Actress Helen McCrory died of cancer today at the age of 52. The information was shared on Twitter by her husband, Damian Lewis.
April 16, 2021
I tell you with a broken heart that beautiful and powerful Mrs. Helen McCrory died peacefully at home after a heroic battle with cancer surrounded by the love of her friends and family. She died when she was born. Unafraid. God we love him and we know how lucky we were to have him in our lives. She beamed. Go to heaven, kid, and thank you.
Helen McCrory appeared on our screens in the mid 1990s and has established herself as one of the most talented British actresses of her time. To millions of fans around the world, she is obviously Narcissa Malfoy, the mother of Draco Malfoy, who she played in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and in both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Especially with her role as Aunt Polly in the series Peaky Blinders, the masterpiece by Steven Knight (Tabu) for the BBC, Helen McCrory was able to demonstrate her immense talent best. She breathed all her charisma and sensuality into this figure of a powerful woman who was the only member of the Shelby family to compete on an equal footing with Thomas Shelby, played by the magnetic Cillian Murphy.
We had the great pleasure of finding the actress in Hugo Cabret by Martin Scorsese (2011), Skyfall by Sam Mendes (2012) or in the hit series Penny Dreadful, in which she played Evelyne Pool. The last time I heard was that the actress was due to appear in season 6 of Peaky Blinders, which is currently in production. We don’t know if the actress was able to shoot all of her scenes …